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oxaliplatin intravenous

Does oxaliplatin intravenous have side effects?

The following side effects are associated with oxaliplatin intravenous:

Common side effects of oxaliplatin intravenous:

Disease of the NervesSevere
Obstruction of a Blood Vessel by a Blood ClotSevere
Painful, Red or Swollen MouthSevere
Joint PainSevere
Visible Water RetentionSevere
Tingling, Pain, Redness and Edema of Hands and FeetSevere
Trouble BreathingSevere
Chest PainSevere
Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
Signs and Symptoms at Injection SiteSevere
Extreme Loss of Body WaterSevere
Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
Throat IrritationLess Severe
Inflammation of the NoseLess Severe
IndigestionLess Severe
Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
Hair LossLess Severe
BackacheLess Severe
Muscle PainLess Severe
DizzyLess Severe
Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
FeverLess Severe
Low EnergyLess Severe
ChillsLess Severe
Taste ProblemsLess Severe
Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
Head PainLess Severe
Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
Throwing UpLess Severe
DiarrheaLess Severe
Stomach CrampsLess Severe
High Blood SugarLess Severe
Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
Abnormal Sensations of the SkinLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of oxaliplatin intravenous:

Allergic Reaction caused by a DrugSevere
Reaction due to an AllergySevere
Low Amount of Albumin Proteins in the BloodSevere
Low Amount of Calcium in the BloodSevere
Low Amount of Sodium in the BloodSevere
Low Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
Excessive Watery EyesLess Severe
Dry MouthLess Severe
Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the EsophagusLess Severe
ItchingLess Severe
Dry SkinLess Severe
HivesLess Severe
Excessive SweatingLess Severe
RashLess Severe
Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsLess Severe
Temporary Redness of Face and NeckLess Severe
NosebleedLess Severe
HiccupsLess Severe
GasLess Severe
Difficult or Painful UrinationLess Severe
Frequent UrinationLess Severe
AnxiousLess Severe

Rare side effects of oxaliplatin intravenous:

Electric Shock-Like Sensation Down Back On Bending NeckSevere
Visual Field DefectSevere
Poor VisionSevere
Decrease in the Sharpness of VisionSevere
Sudden Blindness and Pain Upon Moving the EyeSevere
Brain-Capillary Leak SyndromeSevere
Hearing LossSevere
Cranial Nerve PalsySevere
Blockage or Closing Off of Blood Vessels in the LiverSevere
Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
A Spasm of the LarynxSevere
Lung FibrosisSevere
Blocked Bowels with No MovementSevere
Stomach or Intestine BlockageSevere
Microscopic Blood-Filled Cavities in the LiverSevere
Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
Kidney DiseaseSevere
Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related ColitisSevere
Muscle WeaknessSevere
Difficulty SpeakingSevere
Severe DiarrheaSevere
Weak ReflexesSevere
Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
Giant HivesSevere
Excess Body AcidSevere
Syndrome characterized by Anemia and Renal FailureSevere
Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
Low Level of Granulocytes in the BloodSevere
NumbnessLess Severe

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